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Actually, Dolby Volume has two components.

Dolby Volume Modeler is loudness compensation tied to cinema reference, like DynamicEQ.

Dolby Volume Leveler is a compressor, like DynanmicVolume.

IMO, Modeler is excellent and I almost always keep it on
Thanks DS-21. I was aware of the Dynamic EQ like part of Dolby volume, but I wasn't aware that it was implemented in the MRX receivers so I didn't mention it in my post.

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Thanks DS-21. I was aware of the Dynamic EQ like part of Dolby volume, but I wasn't aware that it was implemented in the MRX receivers so I didn't mention it in my post.
I agree the manual could spell it out better. But on p. 17 it tells you how to use the loudness compensation part of Dolby Volume without messing with the compressor:

“When Dolby Level [sic] is Off the frequency response adjustment still applies unless Dolby Volume is also Off.”

IMO, the MRX sounds best at all volume levels with Dolby Volume on, and the Leveler Amount zeroed out.

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I agree the manual could spell it out better. But on p. 17 it tells you how to use the loudness compensation part of Dolby Volume without messing with the compressor:

“When Dolby Level [sic] is Off the frequency response adjustment still applies unless Dolby Volume is also Off.”

IMO, the MRX sounds best at all volume levels with Dolby Volume on, and the Leveler Amount zeroed out.
Thanks for the explanation. I'll have to try it with Dolby Volume On and the Leveler Amount Zeroed out.

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What do you mean by zeroing out volume leveler? It goes from "Off" to "Low" to '1'.

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What do you mean by zeroing out volume leveler? It goes from "Off" to "Low" to '1'.
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Hi,
For more than a year I have been struggling to get better Bass response in my room. I have an Anthem MRX700, a Paradigm DSP3100 (for upper HZ) and a Paradigm DSP3400 (for lower HZ). I have been pushing these Subwoofers around the room I am surprised that their feet have not worn away. They are placed at the rear wall where I believe they work best.
ARC starts to cut off on the Subwoofer at 50hz. In all my measurements it does the same thing. I have attached my ARC results. Just reading now in an earlier post of advice by Legairre to squid48072. Hmm. So I ran ARC last night in Manual Mode. I have always used Auto as I did not know what Manual did, it was for experts and installers. Results are attachments P1 & P2.
Then temptation got me and I went to the Advanced section and changed the Subwoofer High Pass Order to Flat. I then recalculated. See attachment 4. I have not uploaded this result, as I am not game. The Flat setting, I have always been under the impression that this is for big high performance Subs. As I did not know about it, or even think my Subs qualify, I have never tried it.
What do you think?
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Front Right = -3
Surround Right = +1
Surround Left = 0
Rear Right = +3
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Hi,
For more than a year I have been struggling to get better Bass response in my room. I have an Anthem MRX700, a Paradigm DSP3100 (for upper HZ) and a Paradigm DSP3400 (for lower HZ). I have been pushing these Subwoofers around the room I am surprised that their feet have not worn away. They are placed at the rear wall where I believe they work best.
ARC starts to cut off on the Subwoofer at 50hz. In all my measurements it does the same thing. I have attached my ARC results. Just reading now in an earlier post of advice by Legairre to squid48072. Hmm. So I ran ARC last night in Manual Mode. I have always used Auto as I did not know what Manual did, it was for experts and installers. Results are attachments P1 & P2.
Then temptation got me and I went to the Advanced section and changed the Subwoofer High Pass Order to Flat. I then recalculated. See attachment 4. I have not uploaded this result, as I am not game. The Flat setting, I have always been under the impression that this is for big high performance Subs. As I did not know about it, or even think my Subs qualify, I have never tried it.
What do you think?
Regards, Juz

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Front Left = -3
Center = -1
Front Right = -3
Surround Right = +1
Surround Left = 0
Rear Right = +3
Rear Left +1
Subwoofer = 0
Your low Hz sub (Paradigm DSP3400) is very much capable of playing down to 19Hz (according to the specs) which is nice and low.

In one of your graphs (I'm assuming the one with ARC set to FLAT) it's rolling off at 30Hz instead of 50Hz without FLAT. It should still roll off lower. Is the "subwoofer cut off frequency " on the back of the sub sub turned up to "bypass". If not it's probably set to 35Hz(the lowest setting) which would account for the 30Hz roll off with FAT.

If so switch it to bypass and you should roll off around 19 or 20Hz.

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Thanks Legairre for your much appreciated advice. I will check out the subwoofers and try another measurement or two.
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